We saw the critical need for modern curriculum, a basic education for every student to master 21st century skills and narrow the new form of digital divide. Our mission is to inspire digital creativity, nurture students' proactive use of technologies for social good from a young age and advocating mainstream Computational Thinking education in formal curriculum for every student.
CoolThink@JC is an impactful large scale Computational Thinking education program in Hong Kong, a US$67 million funding project donated and created by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust since 2016. We convene the government, renowned educators, local and global institutions to systematically transform our technology education ecosystem with modern curriculum innovation and teacher capacity building. We push policy refresh to mandate CT education in school system, and our project has reached over 100% of publicly funded primary schools (>470 schools) in Hong Kong and our curriculum has reached to USA, New Zealand and Dubai.
CoolThink@JC is innovative for its vision and thought leadership in taking “Computational Thinking” on the center stage as the brand and priority to drive local and international adoption with a successful evidenced-proven implementation model for the world. We founded the first International Conference on Computational Thinking Education since 2017.
We started a 4-year pilot in 32 schools to prove our model works. SRI conducted a rigorous 3-year independent evaluation for the project and concluded that CoolThink students significantly outperformed their peers in control schools. We continue our scaling out effort to reach critical mass of adoption. As of June 2023, we has reached all aided primary schools in HK, 204 of them are teaching 14+ hours of CT in formal computing lesson in their schools. We've supported >80,000 students, >1,200 teachers and >20,000 parents. Our curriculum received ISTE Seal of Alignment standard, received certification by Education Alliance Finland, won two awards in the QS Reimagine Education Awards 2021. The Education Bureau of the HKSAR adopted and adapted our materials to all primary schools in May 2023.
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Check out our pedagogy and curriculum: https://www.coolthink.hk/en/our-curriculum/
Download and access our learning materials: https://coolthink.hk/en/resource-kits/